Police investigating deadly shooting on Jacksonville’s Westside

Man was shot multiple times in broad daylight: JSO

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly shooting on Jacksonville’s Westside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

The shooting took place Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of the Madalyn Apartment complex near Lenox Avenue and Plymouth Street.

Police said when they arrived, they found a man lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he died.

Detectives have spoken to people who were detained for questioning, but so far, no arrests have been made.

A witness told News4JAX she was entering the complex when she heard multiple gunshots and saw men running away.

“One guy ran behind the apartment building. I think he was wounded. He jumped the fence. By the time I got to the third apartment building, the taller guy collapsed to the ground,” she said.

According to police, the man she saw fall to the ground, was the victim suffering from a gunshot.

The witness goes on to say that the man had a bullet wound in his upper chest part and police tried to revive him three times.

Police say the victim died at the hospital. He is described as a male in his 30′s. There is no word on the man whom the witness saw jumping over the fence.

The witness also says she saw three men in a black Toyota speed away from the scene following the incident. She thinks the car was a Toyota Corolla with light window tint.

JSO still hasn’t said what led up to the shooting, but investigators believe the victim was targeted.

The witness tells News4JAX the deceased victim lived in the complex and was a father to multiple children.

Anyone with information that could help identify the suspect is asked to call police.

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